17 March 2017
The date of the anniversary festival of contemporary ethnic music The Spirit of Tengri has been announced.
The general producer of the festival "The Spirit of Tengri" and the radio stations "Zhyldyz FM" and "Tengri FM" Zhan Kasteev told about preparations for the upcoming musical event.
This year's The Spirit of Tengri Festival will be held on May 20 and 21 in Almaty. "Our festival is already five years old; this is a very important milestone for us." In connection with the anniversary, the choice of performers have been updated very seriously, this year the festival is backed up by first-class artists from different countries, who we will announce later. We have expanded the geography - invited musicians from Japan, representatives of Afrobeat culture. The United States and Europe will be certainly represented, as well."-Kasteev said.
It is already known that the participation in The Spirit of Tengri was confirmed by Ekaterina Yamshchikova, a performer from Bashkortostan with her musical project, the Tuvan group "Huun-Huur-Tu" with DJ Carmen Rizzo, and the ethno group "Tigrahaud" from Taldykorgan.
"As usual, according to our tradition, the entrance to the festival will be free for all Almaty residents and visitors, thanks to our partners Kaspi.kz and the Almaty Akimat, who made it possible. The event promises to be tremendous! «- Jean Kasteev said.
The Spirit of Tengri is a multicultural project aimed at demonstrating the ethnic traditions of the countries around the world on the Kazakh land. The project was established by the national radio station Tengri FM. Over the past four years, ethno-collectives and performers from more than 30 countries and regions of the world have taken part in the Festival. Among them have been: Baba Zula (Turkey), "Ayarkhaan" (Yakutia), TRAD.ATTACK! (Estonia), Huun Huur Tu (Tuva), DJ Rizzo (USA), Argymak (Bashkortostan), Yekaterina Yamchshikova (Bashkortostan), Tilla Török's Band & Holdviola (Hungary), Aldaspan (Kazakhstan), DJ Nariman Isenov (Kazakhstan), Tigrahaud (Kazakhstan), Roksonaki (Kazakhstan), Sintas (China), Nordic Namgar (Buria / Norway), Sainkho Namtchylak (Austria / Tuva), Edil Khusainov and Satzhan Project (Kazakhstan), Gulzada ), Chyltys Tannagasheva (Gornaya Shoriya), The Shin (Georgia / Germany), Radik Tyulush, Chalama band (Tuva) and others.
The Spirit of Tengri Festival will be held in the open-air format in the Abay square in front of the Republic Palace in Almaty.